Weekend Tea & Crumpets: Mind, Body, Business & Books (#17)

Like the title? Just seeing if you're paying attention! I'm on Day 10 of not drinking coffee . . . who knew it would last this long?! Matthew Riley commented on my Kick the Crutch post that by knocking out coffee I'd have to rename these round-ups "Weekend Tea & Finger Sandwiches." Hah! Done. But only for this week. I'm still feeling improved energy, mood, and sleep so am going to keep the coffee crutch at bay for as long as I can, with a re-entry modification: if I leave the house to meet a friend for coffee, I'll order decaf — I just won't make it in the morning to consume in firehose amounts.

My other big post this week was Pivot Before You Leap—I'm really excited to keep exploring many of the ideas mentioned, and would love to hear your feedback too! If you are at a pivot point in life or work and want to explore 1:1 coaching, you can read more about how I work here. It would be an honor to help you figure out what's next!

Finally, I'm excited to be heading to South Dakota next week as a keynote speaker for the Wire Me Awake entrepreneurship conference on March 5 at the University of South Dakota. If you're in the area, come say hello! Big shout-out to Ben Hanten for reaching out and setting the whole thing up. :)


"Ceaseless optimism about the future only makes for a greater shock when things go wrong; by fighting to maintain only positive beliefs about the future, the positive thinker ends up being less prepared, and more acutely distressed, when things eventually happen that he can’t persuade himself to believe are good."

—Oliver Burkman as quoted in The Powerlessness of Positive Thinking (from his book The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking)




Just for Fun

Emma Koenig, author of F*ck! I'm In My Twenties, nailed it in this video of what's really going on while conversing with others (a teaser for her new web series): [youtube id="ALau2xBo6Fs"]

That's it for now . . . have a wonderful rest of your weekend!